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Cambridge, Corn Exchange, 21 Jan 2007

21 Jan 2007
Daily Telegraph
David Cheal

Soaring on Solid Air

David Cheal reviews John Martyn at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge

On the sleeve of his classic 1973 album Solid Air, John Martyn looks young, fresh and alive, his skin cherub-smooth, his features sharp and defined.
Today, aged 58, the Anglo-Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist is a big, big man, with a face ballooned and ravaged by time, and a body that's largely wheelchair-bound following the loss of his lower right leg through an infected cyst in 2003.

Cardiff, St David's Hall, 22 Jan 2007

23 Jan 2007
Western Mail
Andrew Wilcox

St David's Hall, Cardiff

I suppose it may be difficult to support John Martyn. Yet somehow John Smith, tonight's supporting act, manages to cram references to Star Wars, Tim Buckley and the problems with registering your own name as a domain (http://acousticsmith.com/) into his set and pull it off with a great guitar style and a sweet deep voice that takes you back to the singer songwriters of the Seventies.

60 Seconds: John Martyn

Graeme Green
Metro

John Martyn is a folk singer and experimental guitarist, best known for his influential 1973 album Solid Air. He has worked with Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Eric Clapton and David Gilmour. His body has suffered years of alcohol abuse and he recently had a leg amputated after a cyst burst. He is touring the country from Sunday, finishing at London's Roundhouse on February 3, performing the Solid Air album each night.

John Martyn - Album By Album

Paul Moody
Uncut #114

In this archive feature from Uncut's November 2006 issue (Take 114), Martyn talks us through the cream of his crop of exceptional albums, including Solid Air, One World and Grace And Danger. "It's about that need to be disconnected, to get somewhere else. The source of the sauce, if you like…"
Interview: Paul Moody

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